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Decolonizing Psychedelics: Documentary Screening Event

Decolonizing Psychedelics: Eskawata Kayawai Film Screening Event

Join us at Milbank Chapel, Teachers College, Columbia University on West 120th Street, New York, NY, USA for a film screening of Eskawata Kayawai, a documentary covering the cultural & spiritual traditions of the Huni Kuin people of the Humaita River Indigenous Land (Acre) within the Brazilian Amazon, as well as a panel discussion with Lara Jacoski, the film’s director, & Joseph Mays, Chacruna’s Director of Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative. The panel will be moderated by Mitsu Puri, TC Alumni & leader of Asian Psychedelic Collective.

Looking to donate? This event is free to attend, but suggested donations will be accepted to support Chacruna’s Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative and the Live Library Project.

  • Use this link to directly donate to the Chacruna’s Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative.
  • Use this link to learn more about the benefits of donating and supporting the Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative.

By the end of the event, attendees will:

  • Understand cultural traditions of plant medicine practices.
  • Understand ‘ayahuasca tourism’ impact on Indigenous communities.
  • Consider how & why the ‘psychedelic renaissance’ appropriates traditional practices.
  • Understand how colonial, materialist philosophy results in inequitable power distribution & undermines Indigenous contributions.


Feb 24 2024


1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


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Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)